There are a few important upcoming events you should consider.
* Webinar – Securing Energy Efficiency to Secure the Energy Union – How Energy Efficiency meets the EU Climate and Energy goals
The webinar on September 29th at 3:00 pm Europe Summer Time is hosted by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). The webinar will launch the JRC’s report Energy Efficiency to Secure the Energy Union – How Energy Efficiency meets the EU Climate and Energy Goals. Speakers are Heinz Ossenbrink, Head of Renewables and Energy Efficiency Unit, and Yamina Saheb, Policy and Scientific Officer, at the Renewables and Energy Efficiency Unit at the Institute of Energy and Transport of the Joint Research Centre (JRC).
The report highlights the need for a comprehensive investment framework to value energy and carbon savings and ensure that energy efficiency competes on equal terms with generation capacity.
You can register here.
• WSED Young Researchers Conference
The annual World Sustainable Energy Days in Wels, Austria has grown from strength to strength over recent years. The World Sustainable Energy Days are organised by the OÖ Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria with the mission of promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. WSED includes thematic conferences, a trade show and technical visits. Altogether, there are six conferences on biomass, sustainable buildings and energy services.
One of the highlights is the Young Researchers Conference. It will once again be in integrated part of the programme with two conference tracks: one on biomass and one on energy efficiency in buildings
As before, this event is dedicated to presenting the work and achievements of young researchers in the fields of biomass and energy efficiency and offers an opportunity to interact with researchers and industry experts from all over the world. The organisers will cover the costs for accommodation, meals, participation and local transport for up to 60 selected participants.
For the third year in a row, the best conference contributions will be honoured with the awards “Best Young Researcher: Energy Efficiency” and “Best Young Researcher: Biomass”. The researchers will receive 1,000 Euro each as prize money.
Young researchers have to have been born after 1980.
Submissions are invited from any field (e.g. technology & engineering, economic and social sciences, architecture, law, arts, etc.) and must be in English only. Deadline for submissions is 9 October 2015.
Contributions must be submitted using an online submission form. It is a “one stage” submission process, meaning that the evaluation of the papers will be based on the information received by 9 October 2015. Therefore, the organisers recommend that you do not only submit short abstracts (ideally: papers between 10 – 15 pages, supported by a Powerpoint).
Energy in Demand is honoured to be a member of the scientific committee.
Information on the conference and on submitting is on the WSED website.
• Australia’s National Energy Efficiency Conference 2015
The National Energy Efficiency Conference 2015, presented by the Energy Efficiency Council, is Australia’s premier annual event for energy efficiency, demand management and cogeneration. Over 300 efficiency leaders, innovators, energy users and policy makers will connect in Melbourne on 17-18 November 2015 to hear, debate and analyse the latest Australian and global thinking about maximising productivity by saving energy.
For further information visit the conference website.